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Giants cut cornerback Janoris Jenkins

Waived/injured following “retard” remark on Twitter

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The New York Giants announced Friday morning that they have waived/injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The news comes two days after Jenkins, tweeting during practice when he was supposed to be getting treatment for an ankle injury, called a fan a “retard.

Jenkins isn’t unhappy. Here was his reaction:

In announcing Jenkins’ release, the Giants termed his interaction with the fan “inappropriate.”

“This was an organizational decision,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “From ownership to management to our football operations, we felt it was in the best interests of the franchise and the player. Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”

Jenkins was in the fourth year of a five-year, $62.5 million contract he signed with the Giants prior to the 2016 season. He made the Pro Bowl that season for the only time in hsi career.

He was suspended by then-coach Ben McAdoo in 2017 when he failed to report following the bye week and did not notify the team of his whereabouts. His on-field effort was also criticized at times.

Here is Jenkins speaking to reporters on Thursday:

Jenkins’ cap number in 2020 would have been $14.75 million. The Giants clear $11.25 million of that off their books by cutting him.

Valentine’s View: This is absolutely the right move by the Giants. Talented or not, anyone who has been reading Big Blue View for a while knows that I believe Jenkins should have been jettisoned long ago.